Author: Dr. Edgardo Falcón-Morales

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Edgardo, a neuroscientist, manages grants in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (U-RISE, IRACDA, IPERT, BUILD, NRMN, DaTA, among others) and a portfolio on multi-organ physiology in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry.

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New U-RISE and MARC Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar

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UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from this webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to announce the reissuance of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (PAR-21-146) and the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) (PAR-21-147) T34 programs. The FOAs continue the shared goal to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).

The first application due date for these FOAs is May 26, 2021, and the earliest start date for both programs is April 2022.

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Webinar for Undergraduate Training Programs Applicants (MARC and U-RISE)

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UPDATE: Slides from the MARC [PDF] and U-RISE [PDF] presentations have been posted.

Are you preparing an institutional Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) or Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) grant application? If so, please join us for a webinar about these programs and the opportunity to ask questions:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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Funding Opportunity: Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) R25

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In March, we released an NIH Guide notice informing the community of our intent to continue the Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) R25. We’re now pleased to announce that the IPERT funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-19-383) has been reissued with minor changes. The goal of IPERT is to enable the scientific community to develop and implement innovative educational activities that equip diverse cohorts of participants with the skills required for careers in the biomedical research workforce. IPERT activities must integrate the required components of the Research Education Program Plan (REPP), including the following core elements:

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